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Mar 19, 2011 2:00am EDT
a different america. >> major burris this leaders on how new york regained a major position. >> with wall street's reemergence, wall street was pulled into the global economy and became america's gateway to that economy, and has prospered ever since. >> watched the interview sunday night on c-span. >> the consumer federation of america have a summit meeting in washington, d.c. this week. the subject of one panel was how communication has changed with the presence of the internet, mobile devices, and social networking. also covered, online privacy. experts from microsoft and a rise in to play -- took part in this one hour, 20 minute event. >> i think we're going to get started for this morning's panel. it is entitled "the future of consumer communications." we're glad to hear your critics see you here on a friday morning. no place better to be at this panel talking about this issue. in recent years, we have seen an explosion in growth of devices that consumers use and the way that the uses them, whether facebook, twitter, video. more and more consumers use devices in different ways to acce
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Mar 21, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. hat's off to you. "america live" starts right now. megyn: welcome, everyone. fox news alert on libya. hi. i'm megyn kelly. in a news briefing moments ago, a top u.s. general saying that a stalemate with moammar qaddafi could be a possible outcome here. the stalemate could allow qaddafi to stay in power, that coming in as fox is learning that libya used reporters as human shields to head off a planned missile attack on a qaddafi compound. we'll have a live report from the ground in libya in a few moments. another alert, meantime, on the fallout over japan's nuclear crisis. we're getting word that nuclear officials here in the united states are launching new inspections and reviews of our own nuclear reactors in an effort to prevent a similar disaster. a new setback in efforts to prevent a nuclear meltdown in japan. workers at fukushima evacuated after smoke was seen rising from at least one of the damaged reactors. efforts to cool down overheating fuel rods are temporarily put on hold. trace gallagher has more live from our west coast newsroom. trace? >> reporter: this is a dangerous
Mar 6, 2011 1:00pm EST
and in america over budgets and politics. nick kristof back from the middle east. eliot spitzer familiar with the problems of balancing budgets. david frum. chrystia freeland. what in the world. we found a nation even more divided than our own. finally we'll take a last look at the ultimate mubarak bling. i'll explain. now, there's an interesting debate about whether the events in the middle east are good for the united states, the west, good for peace and stability, but i think there can be little dispute about whom they are bad for. al qaeda. in fact the arab revolts of 2011 represent a total repudiation of al qaeda's founding ideology. think about it. for 20 years al qaeda has said that the regimes of the arab world and massive dictatorships and the only way to overthrow them is to support al qaeda and its terrorism. then in a few weeks the people of the arab world have overturned two governments by means of nonviolent demonstrations and begun a process reform and revolution that will alter the basic bargain between the ruler and ruled in the middle east. al qaeda insisted that people
Mar 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
to thank the state of hawaii and the hawaiian national guard who helped us respond to the america samoa when the tsunami hit there. the challenges, again, as we know, in the pacific, the distances require us to both leverage what we have in the fema warehouses, but also our close coordination with paycom, pacific command and their resources. nancy ward, you point out, one of our regional administrators, starts to talk with counter parts in hawaii or in the territories, in the event we see something coming, again, we know the distances, we know we can't wait. we are looking at how we'll start to ship or fly resources in. this is the close coordination we have, the ability to charter aircraft and work with the department of defense for those most critical supplies. as you remember in america samoa, one of the key issues the governor had was generators and couldn't wait for them to come by barge because he had to get his critical systems back up. so we were able to task initially d.o.d. and later extractors to fly the generators in there. it goes back to the authorities. this can be vested
Mar 17, 2011 4:00pm EDT
america and central america, out in the rose garden today getting on the record, reassuring the american people and expressing solidarity with the japanese people, dylan. >> thank you, mike. joining us now is sharon squasoni, a nuclear expert with the center for strategic and international studies. thank you for taking time to meet with us this afternoon. how capable is the technology that exists right now in actually evaluating what the threat is there? in other words, is criticism of the japanese government or the american government or whoever it is well placed, or do we not even have the ability to know what might happen here or what the risks are? >> those are all great questions. the truth of the matter is this is a very quickly moving crisis. things change from hour to hour. but in terms of the radiation threat, i think we definitely know how to monitor that. the problem at those plants is that the radiation is high enough to endanger the workers. and so, that is what has been slowing down some of their efforts. it also has an effect on a lot of different things. you know, when yo
Mar 15, 2011 12:00pm EDT
that is, that would end up being the largest tax increase in the mystery of america on the american people -- if you're not going to do it through legislation, we'll do it through our regulations through the environmental protection agency. and so there was an endangerment finding. the administrator of the e.p.a. had the endangerment finding, and it was based on the ipcc flawed science. nonetheless, it was there. and so they started on a route to regulate co2 through regulations. let's stop and think about what that would be. the cost that we have determined over a period of ten years now to take over the regulation and have -- tph-fbgs a type of cap-and-trade -- in fact a type of cap-and-trade through regulation would be about $300 billion to $400 billion a year. i estimated what that would cost an average family in oklahoma. it was about $3,000 for each family that pays, that actually files a tax return. you have to ask the question: what you get if you pass this. first of all, i think most of the people right now are concerned with the price of gasoline at the pump. it's going up again.
Mar 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
satellite corp. 2011] >> everywhere and europe and and america, your people agree with it. the whole people are against you. your governments, your regime will go down. host: a defiant response just two hours ago from libyan leader gaddafi as missiles continue to hit key targets overnight. 48 deaths were reported. this is the largest international military effort since the iraq war. today's military action taking place the same weekend egyptian residence are going to the polls to vote on the senate -- is changes to its constitution. voters in haiti going to the polls to select a new president. our president and rio de janeiro, day to bureau of his south american trip where his focus is on jobs, trade, and the economy, and congress is in recess. we are going to focus on the story from libya. and your calls and reaction as u.s. and allies strike those targets. 202-737-0002, our line for democrats. 202-737-0001 for republicans. for independence, the number to call is 202-628-0205. here are some of the headlines from domestic newspapers beginning with "new york post." "take that gaddafi." "stri
Mar 16, 2011 2:05am PDT
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Mar 17, 2011 5:30pm PDT
to turn on the damaged pumps at the nuclear site. with backup pumps from america on the way. as new video shows what's happening inside the reactors. who will be the new volunteers to go in and brave the radiation? and throughout japan, more anxiety, less food and water. as the president tells americans there is no sign dangerous radiation is coming here. >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight, the u.s. navy is now racing to the rescue in japan. where there is word that electricity is about to return to the fukushima nuclear plant, and the u.s. is flying in five giant pumps from a navy base in nagasaki. they are pumps that can deliver enormous amounts of water, after we all watched today as the helicopters tried to spray water, but to no avail. our reporters are out in force on the story tonight. and we will go to japan in a moment. but first, let's head to martha raddatz who has been talking all day to the u.s. officials who are now helping the japanese. martha? >> reporter: diane, every day, the nuclear monster seems to get more frightening. but there is some hope tonight from
Mar 14, 2011 11:30pm PDT
of america in marin. we now know why that man is so upset. >> he isn't after money but he feels ripped off. rights now negotiators are trying to end a standoff on core data ma deer a. police have several intersections blocked. heather homes has been on the scene all evening as investigators work to end the situation peacefully. heather. >> reporter: it's not cash but a conversation the man tonight is demanding to speak to the ceo of bank of america saying the bank ripped him off. right now here at this 76 gas station across the street from the bank negotiators are inside talking the man trying to talk him out. but i'm told that they'll wait it out until they learn the man is mentally ill and hasn't been taking his medication. ktvu cameras caught the man with a bank of america grudge. walking around a benke took over 6 hours ago. >> i was trembling. >> reporter: she said she was depositing a check and she went silent and a look of fear on her hive. >> he was not pointing the gun to anybody, he was moving the gun, he told me if you want to get out just get out. >> reporter: silva though was
Mar 13, 2011 12:00pm EDT
and lessons for america with former fema director james lee wit. the next budget deadline, senator jon kyl, congressman mccarthy and democratic leader dick durbin. i'm candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." for the latest in japan i'm joined in washington by ichiro fujsaki, japanese ambassador to the united states. mr. ambassador, thank you for being here. i know such a difficult time for your country. >> thank you very much for having me. >> give us the latest on these two very troublesome nuclear reactors. when do you know about what is happening? >> you are talking about two nuclear reactor sites, number one and number two. we have six reactors which we are now coping with. and two of them out of -- we are putting water in order to cool down. >> sea watder. >> sea water. we are trying to take out vapor through filter to -- relax the pressure in the con an opportunity -- container. we are coping with those issues. >> some of the experts we talked to say -- using the sea water to cool it really is a last resort. that this does signal that there -- that you are nearing the point
Mar 14, 2011 11:00pm EDT
me make this plain. we cannot cut education. we cannot cut the things that will make america more competitive. [cheers and applause] think about what happens to your own family and when someone loses a job or has a no less, you need to cut back. -- has an illness, you cut back. you watch television instead going to the movies. you start packing your own lunch. there are things that you might do. the last thing you are going to do is dig into your child's college savings. that is too important. you are not going to give that up. what is true for your family is true for the american family. [applause] it is the same principles. a budget that sacrifice is our commitment to education would be a budget that sacrifices our country's future. that would be a budget that sacrifices our children's future. i will not allow that to happen. [applause] yes, i am determined to cut our deficit, but i refuse to do it by telling students here who are so full of promise that we're not willing to invest in your future. i do not much to tell these young people than their education is not a priority. -
Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
will be international. >> when will the u.s. combat role in the operation end? will america's commitment end in days, not weeks, as the president promised? what will be the duration of the non-combat operation and what will be the cause? what national security interests of the united states justified the risk of american life. >> wolf, you know that there has been criticism from the president's own party for not coming to congress before to get approval before this military mission in libya. the man you just heard there, mish mcconnell says he thought the helicopter had the -- did the right thing and he said that if the stop and duration of the mission continues to expand, if u.s. forces launch additional air strikes, then the will the will have to come and get approval. >> the president said the u.s. leadership, the command would stop within a matter of days. nato would take charge but never did say the u.s. would ever walk away from its responsibilities. clearly this mission no matter the command is going to continue into the foreseeable future. robert gates said yesterday that libya was not in th
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. breaking news overnight from the earthquake zone. a second explosion and a third meltdown at japan's nuclear facilities. american troops offshore exposed to radiation, as officials struggle to contain the catastrophe. >>> moment of impact. new images of the tsunami, rushing ashore. breaking through seawalls. rushing past airport security. washing away entire villages. >>> and look at what the waves picked up and left behind. a ferry on a house. a bus on a rooftop. a toilet dangling from power lines. and the man who floated away from his house, clinging for life. rescued ten miles from shore. >> this morning we're live in japan, with diane sawyer, christiane amanpour and david muir. and we ask the question, is this only the beginning of the devastation? >>> and good morning, america. joining us is "world news" anchor, diane sawyer, is who is there in sendai, japan, where the scope of the destruction is staggering. aftershocks still rocking the region. >> dealing with two crises. humanitarian. and an urgent disaster, to avoid a nuclear emergency. there w
Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm PDT
a bank of america branch. that is all the information we have right now. it is a main thorough fair. we are working to get more information. as soon as we do we will bring it to you. once again, a gunman inside a bank of america branch. more details coming up as we get them. >>> we have yet to learn the full effect of the tsunami surge that devastated fishing facilities. ktvu's jim vargas live. >> reporter: it looks like crab season will end a month early. >> reporter: a lot of fishing boats weathered the tsunami out at sea but the ducks they call home are destroyed. the next closest facilities are in eureka. >> it's got to be a eight hour run, i believe. eight hours extra fuel both ways. >> reporter: he says be ready to pay more for crab. >> the price will go up. it will have an effect on everything. >> reporter: many fisherman with r getting ready for salmon season. fisherman are still uncertain how many fish there are to catch. a lot of north coast fisherman may end up in the san francisco area. >> i don't see any good in the future with the current situation but we are hoping and pr
Mar 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
because even though america has not intervened with these countries to try to make than democracies, they themselves have tried to make themselves free of dictators and other powers that they did not have control of. host: robert, what do you think of this particular instance with the united nations out suggesting military force is appropriate in libya? caller: i believe military force would only be appropriate if our country were to be in danger, simply because when we get involved in other countries' problems, then the entire world will believe that any time they have a problem, america can help them immediately. that they themselves don't need to help themselves. we would be like superman -- whenever somebody has a problem the call out for the only superpower to help them. host: your point of the stories is that you think the population of to be working organically without support from the u.s.? caller: the big thing we want is democracy. i particularly don't believe in democracy. i believe in a democratic republic, which is different. the government with laws, where democracy is
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Mar 18, 2011 9:00am EDT
. this happens day in and day aught all over the world by america's air force. >> we are trying to get supplies there on time to do our part. rick: rick sent tons of boric acid to japan as well. martha: qaddafi's government calling a cease-fire. that move comes one day after the u.s. authorized a no-fly zone with the cooperation of the u.n. rick: efforts continue to cool off those reactors with problems at that plant going back 13 years? we'll dig deeper. >> i would love their thought thoughts ... what can you do with plain mashed potatoes? when you pour chunky beef with country vegetable soup over it, you can do dinner. 4 minutes, around 4 bucks. campbell's chunky. it's amazing what soup can do.™ forty years ago, he wasn't worried about retirement. he'd yet to he of mutual funds, iras, or annuities. back then, he had something more important to do. he wasn't focused on his future but fortunately, somebody else was. at usaa we provide retirement solutions for our military, veterans and their families. from investments... to life insurce... to health care options. learn more with our free usaa
Mar 16, 2011 5:00am EDT
are applied here in america. >> "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell weeknights. >>> other news. home video from a resident in oregon captured the destructive power of last week's tsunami on u.s. shores. powerful waves and rising water tore apart the brookings harbor point tossing around boats as if they were toys. the damage ranged from $13 million. a disaster assessment team has visited the area to determine if it's eligible for federal relief. >>> military units across the nation headed to the hoosier state to take part in mock nuclear disaster drills. the doomsday scenario called for ap emergency response to nuclear explosion, collapsed buildings and decontamination. preparation is more essential in light of the current situation in japan. >>> finally, a virginia search and rescue team is on the ground in japan. the fairfax county-based crew was deployed to the city of ofrinado in the wake of the tsunami. they along with a crew from los angeles have uncovered several remains and are searching through the debris for more. >>> turn to bill carins for the forecast. good morning to you. we'
Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
in the city's economic future, from the 49ers to the america's cup. talk to me about sports in san francisco. >> i was fortunate growing up. i was one that had season tickets to season49ers -- season tickets to the 49ers from what i was 8 years old. one part is economic, which i'll get to in the second, but the other part that is missing is what it does for the city of san francisco to bring us together as a community, as a city. what happened when the 49ers won those super bowls year after year? that was a huge deal for our city and our community in san francisco. what happened with the world series this year when the giants won for the first time in over 50 years? incredible. everybody was celebrating. and that is a huge deal for our community in san francisco, but i think, economically, not only jobs in terms of construction of stadiums and what have you. economically, you know, for those people who do not believe or do not really fully appreciate what type of economic drivers the sporting events and teams are, go down to soma during a giants game. come to the marina when the blue angels
Mar 11, 2011 6:30am EST
:07 their time. good morning america will be on that. we have warnings taking you to the west coast of the u.s. you can see the red shadeings, central california, all the way up through oregon. we continue to watch that wave work its way across the pacific. and locally, we are watching the wave of moisture out here and leftover sprinkles in harford and cecil county. after flooding rains that produced four inches shall we guaranteed a scattered showers and temperatures reached 52 before dropping this afternoon. 6:31. let's go to the road with kim brown. >> reporter: traffic is off to a pretty good start beginning your friday morning commute. we have a lot of flooding closures particularly on some of the secondary roadways near harford and cecil couldn't imlook live in howard county -- county, looking live at howard county traffic is moving well. southbound towards montgomery county no problems. here's what we have closures in aberdeen route 7 closed at james way because of high water. use pulaski highway as an alternate. havre de grace, creeks corner closed at staffordch this is in forest hil
Mar 13, 2011 6:00am PDT
by now? >> pretty much. the south bay up 100%. >> coming up 7:00, "good morning america." dan harrison's joining us live now from new york and i know you're going to be talking about what's going on in japan. we've got correspondents there. >> we do. talking about covering the story very aggressively, carolyn. great to talk to you as always. in japan they're really dealing with two unprecedented disasters simultaneously. officials worried about multiple, possible meltdowns. they say another explosion is possible in the coming hours. people may have been exposed to radiation. the story's dynamic and in flux. we have experts to help us walk through all of it for you. we're starting to get a fuller sense of the extent of the damage and death from the tsunami that followed it. a chopper tour of the devastation. also getting in new pictures of the moment the tsunami hit. look at these pictures, carolyn. it's a fishing village. coming up an extended look at this new footage, all coming up on what we call special edition of "good morning america." that's in the pacific. >> dan, we will look f
Mar 12, 2011 2:00am EST
not know him at that time. he was the director of the america department and of your department. -- and europe department. after a year, he said miti candidate to open our mission there. -- he sent me to canada to open our mission there. he was my boss and he still is. i would like to thank him very much from joining us today. he came all the way from new york. the speech he made in security council, that is a historical speech. that makes people cry inside of the room, outside, and all over the world. he is a man with principle, he is a man with thinking. i am very happy that we have someone like him. he stands with the libyan revolution and for the cause of libya. he believes in freedom, justice, hope, a human libya. i am very proud to know you and work with you. you were my boss and you are still. [applause] >> i would like to thank all of the panelists. they have been working day and night to bring this together. i would like to thank all of the libyans and those who came from around the country to attend with us. thank you for really joining us and for being a real patriot
Mar 11, 2011 11:00am EST
. ♪ [ jackhammer rattles ] beyond your wildest clean. [ male announcer ] america's beverage companies are working together to put more information right up front. adding new calorie labels to every single can, bottle and pack they produce. so you can make the choice that's right for you. ♪ >>> i want to check in with our chad meyer for more on the tsunami and how the tsunamis and how they are created and why they are so powerful and where the tsunami is actually hitting at this moment. chad, what do we know about -- well, first of all, tell us what a tsunami is, because it is not just one wave, right? it is an ongoing phenomena, and a series of waves? >> we know that around hawaii there were at least five waves at six to seven-feet high. that is high, and then six to zen fe seven feet low, and then high. so that is the data there. the wave is caused by the movement of the ground under the ocean. fire which is alaska, hawaii all of the way down to sue mat matra sumatra, there is another part of the crust that is going below another part of the crust. when it goes down, it pushes this part down a
Mar 15, 2011 3:00pm EDT
states, given the interest in clean, abundant and cheap energy. that nuclear renaissance in america is now in danger. right now one-fifth of america's electricity comes from 104 nuclear reactors. they're expensive. companies were loathed to build them, given the tangle of regulations so the federal government offered loan guarantees to get operators to invest their money. president obama is asking for $36 billion for nuclear power in this year's proposed budget. 12 applications right now for construction and licenses. but real safety issues during unforeseen catastrophic events like what happened in japan will have to be addressed by the industry. we still need alternatives to oil and coal, but we'll have to see whether more nuclear generated electricity is part of our future. that's it for me now. brooke baldwin takes over with "newsroom". >>> we are going to take you to libya. we'll take you to egypt, even texas over the course of the next two hours. >>> first, it's wednesday morning in japan where aftershocks continue to rattle buildings and nerves as well. listen. >> oh, my god.
Mar 1, 2011 8:00pm EST
to get rid of the large magazines. because there is no place in america anymore that is safe. this could happen any time, anyplace and so with that i thank you for listening to me tonight and i thank my friend for standing here with me and talking about it. i will say in closing, it's 17 years since an incident happened to my family, there does not a day go by that i don't remember what happened and that's why i continue to fight for this issue. i don't want another family to go through the pain. i don't want to see another person die. i don't want to see someone injured for the rest of their life and to fight those battles. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey -- mrs. mccarthy: madam speaker, i move the house do now adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly, the house stands adjourned until 10 up a bill to ext
Mar 11, 2011 6:00am EST
6% this past year. does it really help consumerism in america? and does it churn the economy very quickly? it certainly is good for us in the long run. >> an extension of our conversation with suze orman yesterday who is writing about that. >> no doubt about it. first, obviously, the big news out of japan. we why don't we get the latest. >> we are talking about the fifth strongest earthquake on record since 1900. hawaii and other parts of the pacific are bracing for a destructive tsunami triggered by an 8.9 earthquake out of japan. it shows a massive 23-foot wall of watter that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris inland. 32 people have now died in the quake. a figure that is expected to rise. a tsunami warning is now in place for the entire u.s. west coast. that means coastal communities in washington, oregon, california and southern alaska should be on alert and prepared for possible evacuation. a warning is also in place for hawaii, which was struck by a smaller 4.5 earthquake earlier today. now, there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage in hawaii but the
Mar 11, 2011 9:00am EST
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Mar 20, 2011 3:00pm EDT
and the need to move away from fossil fuels. the faster we build an energy grid in america that we move to solar thermal, other things i think the marketplace will make that decision for us. >> senator sessions, after the gulf oil spill, after the nuclear emergency in japan, do you think the president is capable of leading a bipartisan effort to really make energy policy a priority? and to lead to some change? >> he has to do that. he has not done that. the energy department seems to be putting out more roadblocks on american energy production than actually leading in the way to produce more energy. we need more clean american energy. that is a driving force for this country right now. we're not seeing that leadership. we've got gulf oil production blocked basically by not getting permits, only two have been made since the oil spill. and we need to get moving. we simply cannot afford not to. >> i'm going to have to make that the last word. senators, thank you all very much. >>> coming up -- after almost a decade of war, the u.s. military finds itself stretched thinner by yet another con
Mar 14, 2011 3:05am PDT
forward and we give them all the resources that we would give anybody in america. >> reporter: marines from okinawa and dozens more transport helicopters have moved up the coast of japan. at least 100 air force personnel are working to restore electricity to an air base near the most effected areas. and the 150-member search and rescue teams from virginia and california that have been called upon in so many tragedies, will be moving out into the stricken towns. an indication just how desperate the japanese are for aid, in the 1995 earthquake there where 6,000 people died, the japanese refused most foreign aid. this time they are accepting aid from even rivals like china and south korea. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> that is certainly telling. >>> now, at ground level, as you can imagine, it is hard to exactly take in the size and scope of the destruction in japan. abc's christiane amanpour has a different perspective after taking an aerial tour. >> reporter: with search and rescue under way in the earthquake and tsunami zone, we wondered how much of the country is affected b
Mar 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
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Mar 6, 2011 10:30am EST
published monday in the miami harold wrote "we are the most generous nation in america and friendly aid should go to shows countries that support our values." some attempt to secure the facts through novel ways of slicing and dicing the numbers. there continue to be significant increases in recent years. the $61.4 billion international affairs request is a 42% increase over fiscal year 2008 levels. the increases are more dramatic when we focus on the state department's own salaries and operations. the $12 billion state programs request say 25% increase over 2010 actual levels and nearly 75% increase since 2008. there is also a problem of misplaced priorities. the administration should also not propose increases while cutting forces in counterterrorism. particularly when they have sites set on american targets and americans are being captured and kille and killed by somali pirates. the country's transition to a more stable and democratic future must forever guide us. pakistan must also do more to meet the pressing united states concerns, including the release of raymond davis, our detai
Mar 11, 2011 3:00pm EST
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Mar 11, 2011 9:00am EST
'll be talking about this morning on america's news room which we take you to now. bill: what a morning this is. same warning in effect. reports of waves already hitting the coast of hawaii after one of the biggest earthquakes the world has ever seen. 8.9 quake hting japan overnight. the waves now barreling towards the u.s. pictures we are seeing out of japan are unimaginable. it's wave after wave literally swallowing up cars, boats and homes. some terrifying moments in an airport outside of tokyo when the quake hit. watch this video. now there is one report. you find the capital city of tokyo. that report that confirmed. but an earthquake of horrific proportions causing buildings to shake and the tsunami that followed. seldom have we seen images like this. welcome to "america's newsroom." martha: this quake struck just after 3:00 p.m. local time in japan while most of us were sleeping. this was the scene. unbelievably powerful waves crashing ashore causing wired spread destruction. there are massive fires being dealt with and a nuclear emergency. we have more details on that. bill: there was s
Mar 11, 2011 7:00am EST
>>> good morning, america. breaking news. the day the earth shook. a massive 8.9 earthquake strikes japan and the pacific, triggering a gigantic tsunami. entire islands wiped out. look at these incredible pictures of the giant wave as it rushes inland. buildings swept off their foundations. rivers changing direction. sweeping away cars, boats and people. the entire west coast, under a tsunami warning at this hour. this is a special edition of "good morning america," "tsunami in the pacific." >>> and good morning, america. that earthquake that hit japan overnight is just devastating. the largest in japan's history. 1,000-times more powerful than the quake that hit new zealand almost 3 weeks ago. the strongest in the world since the indian ocean earthquake of 2004. spider jets have been deployed to inspect quake damage. the entire country is under a state of emergency because of a failing power plant there. it is devastating. >> the magnitude of the earthquake was 8.9. it is huge. the biggest earthquake on record since they started keeping records in the early 1800s in japan. it's bee
Mar 18, 2011 3:05am EDT
monitor the tension in libya today. we'll bring you live updates on "america this morning" and later on "good morning america." and, of course, for breaking news any time, you can go to >>> to our other breaking story. the nuclear crisis in japan. u.s. officials are now saying it could take weeks to bring the crippled nuclear complex under control. this as the situation remains dangerous and complicated. brad wheelis has the latest. >> reporter: the latest pictures reveal how far gone the reactors are. explosions and em blazing heat have changed them to skeletons. plant operators put in a new power line to restore electricity and get water pumps working again. if that fails the pentagon has shipped in american pumps but japanese workers will have to operate them, continuing to defy death. in reactor four, the water and the fuel rod pool is critically low, if there's even any left. without water the rods will ignite and send radioactive smoke into the atmosphere. at reactor three a five-foot thick container is likely cracked. if its core melts down, it could seep out and
Mar 20, 2011 8:00am PDT
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Mar 8, 2011 3:00pm PST
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Mar 17, 2011 3:00pm PDT
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
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Mar 11, 2011 9:00am EST
towards hawaii and maybe even toward the south coast of south america but a significant portion of this wave propagating toward the western coast of the u.s. i have seen a 12-inch wave in crescent city become a five foot wave because of the way the crescent beach is shaped. this could happen in any of those beaches along the west coast of the u.s. it's about an hour to an hour and a half away. we know that by the colors of the bands and how many hours it would take. it took about 7 1/2 hours from the quake and the disturbance to get to hawaii. if you look at the lines, that's another hour to get to about van kurve and maybe an hour and a half to get to seattle, portland, and then all of those coastal cities up and down the oe east coast a lot of sirens are going off on the west coast. that means you must get to higher ground. i know a five foot wave doesn't sound like much but when it comes on shore from charleston to crescent city at 7:23 a.m. and san francisco 8:00 pacific standard time two hours away but you have time. when that five foot wave comes on shore it has so much fo
Mar 17, 2011 4:00am PDT
america." >>> in libya this morning, where four "new york times" reporters are now missing. pulitzer prize winner, anthony shadid, steven farrell, tyler hicks, and lindsay addario, went missing on tuesday. >>> and britain's prince william has gotten a firsthand look at the earthquake damage in christchurch, new zealand. he's on a tour, offering well-wishes to the victims of last month's quake. and will also meet australian flood victims, too. the future king called the destruction, quote, unbelievable. >>> now, to a sure sign that spring is already in the air. first lady, michelle obama, planted her white house vegetable garden for the third-straight year. and, of course, she had lots of helping hands from two dozen fifth graders. mrs. obama is also writing a book about the garden and healthy eating. so far, the garden has produced 2,000 pounds of veggies. >> nice. >>> it will be even nicer today for the vegetables in that garden. getting plenty of sunshine, as the temperatures rise on the east coast. looking at the rest of the nation. showers in chicago, detroit and milwaukee. light rain
Mar 2, 2011 4:00am PST
's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. >>> in washington a natural gas explosion earlier this week was caught on cell phone camera. investigators say the eruption of flames was sparked by a fire at a bus fueling island inside a local transportation headquarters. firefighters gained control of the fire within an hour. >>> in massachusetts a store clerk turned the table on a would-be robber's attempt to hold up her store. after being threatened with a knife, she struck back with a weapon of her own and chased the suspect out of the store. the store clerk says she was afraid, but acted on instinct. police have not yet made an arrest. >>> in kentucky a driver who swerved his truck to avoid a deer instead ran into a river. miraculously he was able to survive byç scrambling out of s car before it washed over a dam. the driver was treated for only minor injuries. sfwlirchlgts and, finally, in "new york times" square is the back drop for five new pieces of art. the sculptures range in size and style and include a super sized rodent. one resembling bubbling sea
Mar 15, 2011 4:30am PDT
america's nuclear weapons has deployed a team of experts to monitor radiation risks there. reportedly this team and crew from lawrence livermore labs. the japanese government warning people to evacuate within a 19-mile radius. the bay area expert says it's too early to tell what the impact on japan will be. >> well, at this point in time it's very hard to catch any situation. the risk is that we see more radiation released from the nuclear power plants, but at this point we don't have sufficient information to assess where it's going. >> now, california has more than a half dozen nuclear power plants, but only two are actually operational, one south of orange county in oceanside, the other in san luis obispo, that run one by pg ae g & e. >>> the japanese government is dispensing iodine tablets and apparently what that means to here, hard to tell so far. an expert tells the "new york times" even if the crisis gets much, much worse the dissipation of the nuclear material would mean very little risk for anyone in california. >>> people in japan, meanwhile, moving further south, away from
Mar 16, 2011 4:00am PDT
news early today in america. home video from a viewer in oregon shows boats tossed around as if they were toys. brookings harbor port was broken apart. officials say the damage ranged from $10 million to $13 million. a disaster assessment team has visited the area to determine if it's eligible for federal relief. >>> military units from across the nation headed to the hoosier state to take part in moch nuclear disaster drills. the dooms day scenario called for an emergency response to a nuclear explosion, which collapsed buildings, search and rescue, as well as decontamination. organizers say preparation is even more essential in light of the current situation in japan. >>> finally, a virginia search and rescue team is on the ground in japan. the fairfax county based crew was deployed to the city of ofunato in the wake of the tsunami. they along with a crew from los angeles have recovered several remains and are still searching through the debris. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel foreca
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